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{Book Tour Review + Giveaway} The Dover Demon by Hunter Shea

{Book Tour Review + Giveaway} The Dover Demon by Hunter Sheaby Hunter Shea
Published by Samhain Publishing on September 1, 2105
Pages: 242
Format: Paperback
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The Dover Demon is real…and it has returned.

In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever.

Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam’s son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the infamous cryptid, only to disappear into the bowels of a secret underground lair. The Dover Demon is far deadlier than anyone could have believed. And there are many of them. Can Sam and his reunited friends rescue Nicky and battle a race of creatures so powerful, so sinister, that history itself has been shaped by their secretive presence?

In 1977, a group of friends come face-to-face with the unbelievable.

Determined to put the past behind them, the four friends go on with life as if their encounter was nothing more than a hallucination.

But for the beings they came across, that night was just the beginning. A connection was made, a bond that time could not break. And as the years pass, one friend of the past comes across clues that reveal much more that happened on that night. A night that may once again draw them all back together. A night that is unavoidable and inevitable.



The characters are realistic to a certain extent, other than Tank, who more than lived up to his name. Definitely a person you’d want having your back. Sam, his best friend, who got most of the screen …er… page time left me feeling a little miffed with how he handled a tough situation and continued to do so for quite some time leaving his son, Nicky, to fend for himself. Kelly, Sam’s ex-girlfriend, elicited the most reaction from me. I don’t want to spoil her role in it all, but it seemed as if she got cheated a little bit. Okay, a lot. The poor thing. Other cast members rounded out this read giving the readers someone to root for, or against.

The pacing was unhurried. I, however, found the second half of the book more to my liking. The pace didn’t seem to change, but the urgency and mood of the story did, taking me from being just aware of what I was reading to being attentive and tense.

Overall I enjoyed the story of The Dover Demon and I hope you will too.

Hunter Shea has written a slow-burn, old-school supernatural story with horror elements sure to entertain readers that like the unknown and the other-worldly.

Read it for curiosities sake. You have been marked.

Grab it on Amazon today!




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A trip Hunter Shea made to the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine two years ago sparked the idea for THE DOVER DEMON. While he was there, he met famed cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman and talked about creatures he’s personally investigated. It turns out, he was the man on the scene in Dover, MA in the late 70s when the uber strange biped was spotted by several people over the course of two nights in April, Hunter reported. He also gave it its name, Dover Demon. 


Now, Hunter’s fictional world of The Dover Demon has been published as a novel and he was able to go back to the museum of cryptids in August and have a launch party for the book with Loren Coleman! To read more about that and see photos, head over to his site via this link:





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